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Schedule Messages

Amanda S
posted this on June 14, 2012, 15:21

Manually schedule your messages to publish at a later date and time, or let AutoSchedule publish them for you.

You can edit, reschedule or delete your scheduled and AutoSchedule content and bulk upload multiple scheduled messages from the Publisher Publisher icon.png section of the Hootsuite dashboard.

 Manually Schedule Messages

To manually schedule a message

  1. In the compose message box, click Scheduling Scheduling.png.
  2. Select the date and time to publish the message.
  3. Optional: Check the box to receive an email when the message is sent.
  4. Optional: Click View date in Publisher to review other content scheduled for that day.
  5. Click Schedule.

 AutoSchedule Messages

AutoSchedule schedules content for you based on optimal engagement time periods, your already scheduled content and your customized AutoSchedule settings.

AutoSchedule can be used with a maximum of five social profiles at one time, and they may post at different times depending on the network. For example, if AutoSchedule is used with Twitter and Facebook, the Twitter message could be scheduled for 11:30 A.M. and the Facebook message could be scheduled for noon.

Turning AutoSchedule on or off from the dashboard also turns it on or off in Hootlet.

AutoSchedule settings can be accessed in the Settings settings_web_icon_22x22.png section of the Hootsuite dashboard, or through the compose message box.

To AutoSchedule a message

  1. Select a social profile from the Social Profile Picker (top-left).
  2. Click Compose message, and then enter your message.
  3. Click Scheduling Scheduling.png.
  4. Click the toggle button to turn AutoSchedule On, and then click AutoSchedule.

To disable AutoSchedule

  1. In the compose message box, click Scheduling Scheduling.png.
  2. Click the toggle button to turn AutoSchedule Off.

To adjust AutoSchedule settings

  1. In the compose message box, click Scheduling Scheduling.png.
  2. Click AutoSchedule Settings Advanced link.png.
  3. Click to adjust AutoSchedule settings. Select the number of messages per day that AutoSchedule can post, the preferred posting time period and the preferred posting days.
  4. Click Save Settings.
 
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